By Geoff Scotton, Ski Improvement Clinic Coordinator, Mountain Division (geoffscotton@skipatrol.ca)

 

Now that summer has arrived, it’s only a matter of time before our hearts and minds turn to the wonders of the colder months and opportunities to do the thing we love so much – hitting the slopes on our skis and snowboards.

For four decades CSP Mountain Division has organized and offered its legendary annual Ski Improvement Clinic, and registrations are already pouring in for the 2019 event, at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort near Golden, B.C. If you are interested in improving your skiing or snowboarding skills in a relaxed, engaging atmosphere on fantastic snow at a world-class venue with fellow patrollers, family and friends from across Canada, and all at an unbeatable price, this is definitely the event for you.

For the second year running, two clinic weeks will be available in 2019:

  • Week 1: January 27 to February 1, 2019.
  • Week 2: February 10 to 15, 2019.

Through our great event partners at Kicking Horse Mountain and Bellstar Hotels & Resorts, we are able to deliver better value than ever, with pricing unchanged from 2018 for the package program of four-days of group lessons, five day of lifts, and our fabulous wrap-up banquet; and for the condo-style on-hill, ski in-ski-out accommodations.

Attendees also enjoy a slew of special discounts on the mountain and in nearby Golden, for restaurants, ski gear, tuning and rentals, fine dining, gifts, clothing, coffee and snacks; avalanche gear and more. Everyone receives a valuable (and actually useful) memento of unique Ski Improvement Clinic swag.

The event begins on a Sunday night with a meet and greet, and on each of Monday through Thursday participants enjoy five hours of group instruction (grouped by skiing or snowboarding, and by competency level). Thursday night we gather for our celebratory banquet and along the way there are daily hydration sessions in the pub, opportunities for lunches at the 7,700-foot elevation Eagles’ Eye Restaurant, a host’s party, an optional fine dining night and lots, lots more.

Our No. 1 mission is to have fun, while improving our skills. Instruction is a group-tailored program of skills improvement with a large dose of guided exploration of Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, which boasts North America’s fourth-highest vertical (more than 4,130 feet/1,260 m), 2,800 skiable acres and an annual average of seven metres of snow. In 2017-2018 the mountain got ten metres (almost 33 feet) of snow!

Don’t miss out. Space is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. The event sells out regularly. We really hope you can join us and experience the legend. Pricing and payment details for the event can be found here.

If you have questions, please contact organizer Geoff Scotton at geoffscotton@skipatrol.ca.

Mountain Division Ski Improvement 2019 – a fabulous way to ski or board better, and have fun